Like a Good Neighbor VOLUNTEER EFFORT BEARS FRUIT FOR A GOOD CAUSE
end your fellow Land Park residents a hand and help feed the hungry while you’re at it during Harvest Sacramento’s Hollywood Park/Land Park Citrus Harvest from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Harvest Sacramento is the Edible City initiative of Soil Born Farms, which arranges volunteers throughout the year to help harvest excess citrus fruit around town for donation to the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services and other food access partners. Volunteers for this special oneday event will be placed into groups of five to 10 people with a trained harvest group leader. Each group will receive a list of three to five tree sites to harvest in the Hollywood Park and Land Park vicinity and will be provided with all necessary harvesting materials, including gloves, pickerpoles, ladders, clippers and boxes. Have a burgeoning volunteer in your family? Young children ages 3 to 10 are welcome to join, but will be asked to focus their energy on sorting, packing and transporting the fruit. Children under the age of 15 are required to have supervision from a parent or guardian, while youths ages 15-17 can attend without adult supervision but must have a volunteer
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Dungeness crab (naturally) as well as beer, wine and soft drinks available for purchase, all followed by a dessert auction that will have your sweet tooth singing. Tickets are $50 for an individual, unassigned seat and $450 for a reserved table for eight. For more information, call 452-3005 or go to sierra2.org. The Sierra 2 Center is at 2791 24th St.
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waiver signed by their parent or guardian. Interested volunteers from the area should meet at Centennial United Methodist Church (5401 Freeport Blvd.) with their signed Soil Born Farms volunteer waiver (download one at soilborn.org), closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions of the day. (It’s also recommended to bring sunglasses, gloves, a water bottle and a bag or box to take home some fruit—you worked for it, you should enjoy the fruits of your labor!) For more information, contact Dominic Allamano, Edible City coordinator, at dallamano@
soilborn.org or 572-6646. For more information on Harvest Sacramento, go to soilborn.org.
DIG IN! Get your bib ready: It’s time for the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association and Sierra 2 Center’s third annual Crab Feed from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. The meal raises funds for the Sac Prep Music Academy (which will also perform at the dinner) and Sierra 2 Center for the Arts. Bring your appetite, as you’ll want to have plenty of room for each offering: fluffy beer bread, fresh green salad, pasta,
If you’re an avid zoo attendee, you might notice that admission prices at the Sacramento Zoo are a bit higher than they used to be. Due to increases in the cost of providing its more than 500 animals with the very best care, the zoo increased admission and membership prices effective Jan. 2. “As a private, nonprofit organization, the Sacramento Zoological Society depends on revenue from admissions and memberships to provide expert, compassionate daily care and world-class veterinary care for the animals, pay staff reasonable wages and benefits and maintain and improve the zoo’s 90-year-old campus,” explains Jeff Raimundo, president of the Sacramento Zoo Board of Trustees (which approved the increase). Zoo director and CEO Kyle Burks concurs. “Despite the increasing cost of operation, the zoo has not instituted an annual price increase in recent years,” Burks says. “We have and will continue to strive to keep our membership and admission prices low and they remain a great value